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Simple tips on how have inexpensive fun with your kids

Being on a budget is never fun. But don't let your budget get in the way of having fun with your children. Use the tips below to have fun with your children for little or no money

  1. Have a reading marathon (read books that you checked out from the library)
  2. Write stories together.
  3. Play soccer.
  4. Paint or draw together.
  5. Create a fort in your living room out of blankets or cardboard boxes.
  6. Go on a hike.
  7. Have a sunset picnic at a park or beach.
  8. Play board games.
  9. Play kickball.
  10. Get up early, pack breakfast, and have a sunrise breakfast.
  11. Go to a museum.
  12. Go to a playground.
  13. Play hide-and-seek.
  14. Ride bikes.
  15. Build sandcastles.
  16. Rent a dvd and make popcorn.
  17. Tell stories.
  18. Have a scavenger hunt.
  19. Make mazes or puzzles for each other to solve.
  20. Play card games.
  21. Garden together.
  22. Bake cookies.
  23. Go to the library.
  24. Create a scrapbook.
  25. Fingerpaint.
  26. Make play dough from scratch.
  27. Make homemade mini pizzas.
  28. Make popsicles.
  29. Make hand-painted T-shirts.
  30. Set up a hammock, make lemonade, relax.
  31. Go to a pool.
  32. Visit family.
  33. Write letters to family.
  34. Paint or decorate the kids’ room.
  35. Make milkshakes.
  36. Play freeze tag.
  37. Create a treasure hunt for them (leaving clues around the house or yard).
  38. Decorate a pair of jeans.
  39. Play games online.
  40. Teach them to play board games.
  41. Learn magic tricks.
  42. Create a family book, with information and pictures about each family member.
  43. Fly kites.

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